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  • 1. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Community Gardening!
    Meadow Jones, Suzanne Im
    Saramanda Goodwin, Robin Duple
  • 2. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Ask: sample starting questions
    • What resources are needed?
    • 3. What support exists?
    • 4. How can one person get started?
    • 5. What are the roots of community gardening?
    More topics to explore on our website: http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/ask
  • 6. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    INVESTIGATE
  • 7. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Overview CG History
    • Industrial Revolution, urban poor
    • 8. USA and England
    • 9. Late 1800’s, economic depression
    • 10. World War I, food shortages
    5 million people $5 million of food
  • 11. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Overview CG History
    • Great Depression
    • 12. In NYC, 5000 gardens on 700 acres
    • 13. World War II
    • 14. 20 million victory gardens  40% of fresh veggies in US
  • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Overview CG History
    • Usually most popular during wars and economic downturns
    • 15. Way to feed people as well as unify community
    More info about the history: http://tinyurl.com/25hqc8q
    http://www.cityfarmer.org/CGNewYork.html
    Article - Rethinking Urban Poverty: A look at Community Gardens
  • 16. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Community Gardening/Urban Greening
    So many options!
    • Vegetable gardens
    • 17. Herb gardens
    • 18. Flower gardens
    • 19. Green roofs/living roof
    • 20. Square foot gardening
    • 21. Vertical gardens
    • 22. Permaculture projects
  • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Benefits of CG/UG
    • Food production – access to affordable fresh produce
    • 23. Gardeners as “nutrition change agents”
    • 24. Neighborhood improvement
    • 25. Closer and safer than parks
    • 26. Cleaner air
  • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Benefits of CG/UG
    • Satisfying labor, physical activity
    • 27. Fun, not economic profit
    • 28. Nature connection
    • 29. Value formation for small children
    • 30. Relaxing places, help lower stress
  • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Benefits of CG/UG
    • Build community ties
    • 31. Cooperative work in the garden
    • 32. Neighbors garden in pairs for safety
    • 33. Sharing surplus with neighbors
    • 34. Step toward playground and street clean-ups
  • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    People, Land and Sustainability:Community Gardens and the SocialDimension of Sustainable Development
    John Ferris, Carol Norman and
    Joe Sempik
  • 35. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Local Agenda 21
    • Established at the UN Conference on the Environment held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.
    • 36. A local-government-led, community-wide, and participatory effort to establish a comprehensive action strategy for environmental protection, economic prosperity and community well-being in the local area.
    • 37. Key elements: full community participation, assessment of current conditions, target setting for achieving specific goals, monitoring and reporting.
  • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Major Types of Community Gardens
    • Leisure
    • 38. Child and School
    • 39. Entrepreneurial
    • 40. Crime Diversion/Work & Training
    • 41. Healing & Therapy
    • 42. Neighborhood Pocket Parks
    • 43. Ecological Restoration
    • 44. Demonstration
  • Local Initiatives
    April 25, 2010: 200 block of Market St., Urbana - spearheaded by Activate Champaign County.
    Summer 2011: $10,000 Community Garden Vision Plan for Douglass Park, Champaign - UIUC Engineers Without Borders
    LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
  • 45. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Comments on readings?
    Our list of readings:
    http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/investigate
  • 46. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    CREATE
  • 47. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Sketching a garden
    For those at home, you’ll need
    http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/create
  • 51. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Brainstorming
    Does your life include…
    Kids? Pets? Lots of traveling? Grilling? Outdoor entertaining?
    Do you want anything specific like…
    Shade? Food? Prettier entrance? Repair/replace the lawn?
    Do you have set ideas for what you want to include like…
    Certain colors? Native plants? Perennials?
    Do you like…
    Formal gardens? More natural-looking ones?
  • 52. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Create!
  • 53. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Discussion and Reflections: Sketching a garden
    http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/reflect
  • 54. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Making a Worm Farm
    For those at home, you’ll need
    • Sturdy container made of plastic or wood, at least 7”x9”x14”
    • 55. Worms (red wigglers are best!)
    • 56. Slightly damp newspaper scraps
    • 57. Food scraps, such as cooked egg shells, bread scraps, and fruit peels
    • 58. Gardening soil (not potting soil!)
    • 59. Mesh screen (optional)
  • LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Discussion and Reflection: Making a Worm Farm
    http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/reflect
  • 60. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Comments, Questions, Wrap-Up
  • 61. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening
    Thank you!
    All photos provided courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net